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The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week and distributed for free to the more than 1,100 locations on this map.

The latest issue

The latest print issue of the Reader is the issue of June 9, 2022, the Pride Issue. Distribution will continue through tomorrow night, Thursday, June 9.

You can download the print issue as a free PDF.

To keep up with your demand, we have expanded our print run to 60,000. Many Reader boxes including downtown and transit line locations will be restocked on the Wednesday following each issue date.


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Chicago Reader print issue dates

The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week. Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution usually happens Wednesday morning through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through December 2022 are:


Download the full 2022 editorial calendar is here (PDF). See our information page for advertising opportunities.

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